Program Introduction

Established in 2012, the field in Public History within the Masters in History at the College of Brockport has currently admitted four graduate students.

Degrees Offered

  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in History with a Certificate or Concentration in Public History
  • Public History Minor

Program Strengths

  • Historic Preservation
  • Local/Community History
  • Museum Studies

Credit Hour Requirements

33

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

MA4

Financial Aid Available

Scholarships
Fellowships
Assistantships
In-State Status

Deadline To Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Internship Requirements

Two internships are required for a total of 6 credit hours as part of the overall 33 credits of course work. Internship opportunities are available at local museums, archives and historical societies.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Rochester Museum and Science Center
• Strong Museum of Play
• Genesee County Village and Museum
• Old Fort Niagara Historic Site
• Rochester Historical Society
• Rochester Historian’s Office

Job Placement Assistance

We have connections at local museums and institutions, we help students with portfolios and presentation of their material, and we offer workshops on how to apply for jobs and further graduate work.

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Rochester Historical Society
• Genesee Brewery Restaurant and Museum
• Strong Museum of Play

Program Introduction

Founded in 2012, the Interdisciplinary Minor in Museum Studies & Public History will graduate its first students in Spring, 2014. The program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor supported primarily by the Anthropology, Art, and History Departments. Students from a variety of majors apply to the program.

Degrees Offered

  • B.A. in History
  • Other
  • Public History Minor

Program Strengths

  • Archival Practices
  • Editing
  • Historic Preservation
  • Historical Administration
  • Museum Studies
  • Oral History
  • Other

Credit Hour Requirements

18

How Many Students are Admitted Annually

BA19

Financial Aid Available

In-state status

Internship Requirements

Two 3-credit internships are required. The advisors have established connections with a number of local and regional institutions.

Places Where Students Have Interned During the Past 3 Years

• Rochester Museum & Science Center
• Emily Knapp Museum
• Rochester Historical Society
• Brockport College Archives
• Rochester Historian’s Office
• Genesee Country Village

Employers Who Have Hired Graduates from this Program within the Past Five Years

• Rochester Historical Society
• Genesee Brewery Restaurant & Museum
• Strong Museum of Play
• Elba Town Historian